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Public Safety Finance and Policy

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 11, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY FINANCE AND POLICY
Chair, Representative Michael Paymar

MINUTES

Representative Paymar, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. March, 11, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Paymar, Chair
Rosenthal, Vice Chair
Cornish, Lead
Johnson, B.
Kelly
Kieffer
Lesch
Lohmer
Mullery
Newberger
Savick
Schoen
Simon
Simonson
Slocum
Uglem
Ward, J.

Members excused:
Hilstrom

A quorum was present.

H.F. 2288 (Atkins) Law enforcement required to secure a search warrant in order to receive cell phone tracking data.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 2288 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Chair Paymar moved to amend H.F. 2288 as follows: (see attached; coded H2288A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2288 were:
Rich Neumeister
Thomas Evenstad

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 2288 were:
Drew Evans - Assistant Superintendent, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association
Commander Ken Reed – Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association

Chair Paymar renewed his motion that H.F. 2288, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Paymar and members welcomed students from Wings Home School in Eden Prairie, visiting the Capitol as part of the Minnesota Historical Society’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” program.

Rep. Rosenthal moved that the minutes of the March 6, 2014 hearing be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2553 (Lesch) Law enforcement required to secure a search warrant to receive electronic device location information.

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 2553 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2553 were:
Charles Samuelson – Executive Director, ACLU of Minnesota
Benjamin Feist – Legislative Director, ACLU of Minnesota
Rich Neumeister
Eric Bauer – Student, University of Minnesota

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 2553 was:
Drew Evans, Assistant Superintendent, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that H.F. 2553 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2940 (Lesch) Electronic device surveillance equipment possession and use restricted.

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 2940 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying on behalf of H.F. 2940 were:
Rich Neumeister
Thomas Evenstad

At 11:45 a.m., Chair Paymar declared the meeting in recess until 4:00 p.m.

Chair Paymar reconvened the hearing at 4:05 p.m. in Room 300N of the State Office Building, upon which consideration of H.F. 2940 (Lesch) resumed.

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 2940 was:
Sheriff Rich Stanek – Hennepin County

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 2940.

H.F. 1620 (Kahn) Law enforcement agency prohibited from using drones to gather evidence or other information, drone use by persons prohibited, and federal agency drone use within the boundaries of Minnesota prohibited.

Chair Paymar moved that H.F. 1620 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying in opposition to H.F. 1620 were:
Charles Eide – EideCom
Mike Danielson – EideCom
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Testifying in support of H.F. 1620 was:
Don Gemberling – Minnesota Coalition on Government Information

Chair Paymar laid over H.F. 1620.

H.F. 1994 (Johnson, B.) Law enforcement agencies prohibited from using unmanned aerial cameras to gather evidence on individuals without a warrant or imminent threat.

Rep. Johnson moved that H.F. 1994 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying in support of H.F. 1994 was:
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Rep. Johnson renewed his motion that H.F. 1994 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 2552 (Lesch) Unmanned aerial vehicle use by law enforcement regulated.

Rep. Lesch moved that H.F. 2552 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testifying in support of the bill were:
Charles Samuelson – Executive Director, ACLU of Minnesota

Testifying in opposition to the bill were:
Cassandra Isackson – Director, Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics
Demoz Gebre-Egziabher – Association Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriffs’s Association

Rep. Lesch renewed his motion that H.F. 2552 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 p.m.




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Representative Michael Paymar, Chair



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DJ Danielson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1994 (Johnson) - Law enforcement agencies prohibited from using unmanned aerial cameras to gather evidence on individuals without a warrant or imminent threat.
  • HF2288 (Atkins) - Law enforcement required to secure a court order in order to receive cell phone tracking data.
  • HF1620 (Kahn) - Law enforcement agency prohibited from using drones to gather evidence or other information, drone use by persons prohibited, and federal agency drone use within the boundaries of Minnesota prohibited.
  • HF2552 (Lesch) - Unmanned aerial vehicle use by law enforcement regulated.
  • HF2553 (Lesch) - Government required to secure a search warrant for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and law enforcement required to secure a search warrant in order to receive electronic device location information.
  • HF2940 (Lesch) - Electronic device surveillance equipment possession and use restricted.
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03:02 - Gavel.
03:50 - HF2288 (Atkins) Law enforcement required to secure a search warrant in order to receive cell phone tracking data.
1:07:08 - HF2553 (Lesch) Law enforcement required to secure a search warrant to receive electronic device location information.
1:21:35 - HF2940 (Lesch) Electronic device surveillance equipment possession and use restricted.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.